Friday, June 25th, 2010 | Author:

With the passing of E3, everyone knows about how we saw Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword. Both games have been highly anticipated for QUITE some time, and it seems that expectations are high for both. But this begs the question: Which game are the fans anticipating more?

You could argue that the release of both will bring Nintendo a lot more revenue, but you also have to take into account the average audience of the series. Most of the fans are kids without a steady income. If Nintendo releases both at the same time, they may be forced to choose, causing a somewhat smaller sale rate.

If you had to make this choice, which would you buy? Skyward Sword or Ocarina of Time 3D? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

Category: Zelda News

8 responses to “Which are the fans more excited for?”

  1. Neo says:

    Personally, I'm looking forward to Skyward Sword a little more. A remake is good, but…let's see what they've got in this new title, first, eh?

  2. Lucario95 says:

    I like Ocarina of Time 3d better. Thats because you can play it anywhere.

  3. peter says:

    How many percent to go before the final release of your Tingle fan game???

  4. Chris says:

    I'm inclined to agree with Neo, Skyward Sword is definitely the bigger draw. We already know what happens in Ocarina of Time, and for all intents and purposes can play that game now whenever we choose, whereas nobody knows what we will experience in Skyward Sword apart from the developers. The re-release of Ocarina of Time, which I'm ECSTATIC is coming, while riveting and LONG overdue, pales in comparison to a new game with a new story from a time period we previously knew nothing about in the Zelda series. I can't wait to be able to take Ocarina of Time with me in the car and play it on a handheld, but Skyward Sword promises a new exciting adventure where we don't already know how things are going to play out. And while we may know how things play out for Ocarina of Time already for the most part, Ocarina of Time 3D will certainly still pack an enormous punch in its own right as well.

  5. AlterStevens says:

    Personally, I'm looking forward more to Ocarina of Time 3D. I'm agreed that Skyward Sword is a bigger draw,but from what I've seen, I don't think it will be a great, great game. My only hope for it is that it will be fun.

    Now before I'm called a "hater", let me tell you all that Wind Waker was my favorite 3D console game. However, I'm not too savvy with the graphical appearance of Skyward Sword. In the end, I think it will have a similar light-hearted feel that Four Swords Adventures and Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland had, but what Zelda needs now is an epic-scale adventure.

    There needed to be realistic graphics. There needed to be epic battles. I was really hoping that Zelda would have been changed quite a bit. It seems as though it still is -and always will be- Link running back and fourth in order to save the land and/or the girl. Zelda needs to be bigger at times, and include other major characters (i.e. not just sidekicks) such as soldiers, citizens, etc.

    'm not saying that it needs to be turned into Dynasty Warriors, but some of the battle sequences from the series would fit really well into Zelda. Don't get me wrong; I'm looking forward to Skyward Sword, but I highly doubt that it will be another Ocarina of Time. I hope it is, but somehow, I think not.

  6. Chris says:

    Me being a story guru, that is one of the biggest reasons I'm more excited about Skyward Sword. We're finally going back to that period before Ocarina of Time that we previously knew little to nothing about and are going to learn at least some of the Master Sword's origins and see how it came to be in Hyrule to begin with. We're also going to learn about an incarnation of Link that supposedly came before the Hero of Time, predating the extremely pivotal story that played out in Ocarina of Time.

    I'm more interested in learning new details of the story of the series rather than whether the gameplay or the like will match or surpass Ocarina of Time. I think we all know that no game is ever truly going to beat Ocarina of Time in both breaking new ground as well as the court of public opinion, that has been a foregone conclusion for quite some time. Even I do not think there will ever be a Zelda game that will ever truly surpass Ocarina of Time, but I'm more partial to it because it was one of the biggest games in my childhood years and I grew up with it and in its wake.

    That being said, I already know what happens in Ocarina of Time, and if Mario 64 DS is any indicator, it is highly unlikely that Ocarina of Time 3D is going to be all that drastically different from the original version of the game apart from updated graphics and a few added or altered details here or there (for all intents and purposes, the game's story will not change much if at all). Since I already know what takes place in that game, of course I'm VERY happy to have it retold in new improved graphics and possibly with whatever small changes Nintendo makes to it, but the prospect of learning even a bit about that unknown period before Ocarina of Time and learning the Master Sword's origins outweighs a rehashing of Ocarina of Time on a new system to me.

    Don't misunderstand me, I am OVERWHELMED and THRILLED to finally get what I've been wishing for quite some time, which is a remake of Ocarina of Time with updated graphics. However, upon learning that Skyward Sword takes place in that period before Ocarina of Time, I must admit that my curiosity about the new game's story has eclipsed my excitement about an Ocarina of Time remake, purely for the reason of learning a new chapter of the Legend of Zelda.

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